Place all ingredients except for the crystallised ginger in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
At end of cycle remove dough onto a floured board. Knead dough briefly, shape into a ball, cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
Flatten the dough and gently knead in the crystallised ginger. Form into a loaf shape, place in a lightly greased loaf tin. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
Just before baking slash top with a sharp knife. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar if desired.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove bread to a wire rack to cool before serving.
this bread turned out so good! It rose up so high while baking and it had nice soft chewy texture (the way I like it) and the combination of cinnamon and ginger was great1. I love ginger so much I doubled the amount of crystallized ginger. I could not taste the lemon so might leave that part out or double it next time. definitely a keeper recipe! - 20 Jul 2014